Application Process

Our 2018-2019 application cycle is open!

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If you are interested in applying for TSCI, please contact:

  • Ashlie Scott
  • Texas Superintendents' Certification Institute
  • Region 13 Education Service Center
  • 5701 Springdale Road, Austin, TX 78723
  • E-mail:

Admission Criteria

Admission to the Texas Superintendents’ Certification Institute is based on academic criteria and leadership experience:

  • Master’s degree or higher with an overall 3.0 minimum grade point average
  • Texas Principal or Mid-Management Certification
  • Minimum of three years’ campus or district-level experience
  • Professional recommendations
  • Written accomplishment record of identified leadership skills
  • Access to a computer and printer, with Microsoft Office Suite software installed
  • Ability to search the Internet, download Word documents and other files, manipulate Excel spreadsheets, and create PowerPoint presentations.

How to Apply

Application to the TSCI program is a three-step process. Note that there are limited opportunities for enrollment after the application deadline based on number of seats.

Step 1 - Online Application

Complete the Online Application, including payment of the required, non-refundable fee. You will be able to save your application over time until you are ready to submit it for review.

Step 2 - Submit Admission Documents

  1. Master's Degree and any other relevant higher education degree transcripts showing overall minimum 3.0 GPA
  2. Three (3) recommendation forms mailed/e-mailed directly from recommender to Region 13's TSCI at the address listed above
  3. Service record showing credential years of managerial experience in a public school district
  4. Principal or mid-level management certificate

Step 3 - Interview

If you qualify, participate in a structured interview that will focus on the presence of leadership attributes.